Sunday, September 26, 2010

Background tutorial using embossing folder, distress ink, and Big Shot

Of course, there are other machines that will take embossing folders.  I just happen to love the Sizzix Big Shot.

For this background I used:  watercolor paper
                                                   a fine spray mister
                                                   embossing folder by Tim Holtz called Gridlock
                                                   Distress inkpad of your choice, I used the new Pumice Stone
                                                   die cut machine


Spray lightly watercolor paper and trim it to size to fit in the embossing folder.  You can sponge some color on at this time, or take your inkpad and just smear it on.  Place the paper in the folder and run it through your die cut machine

I actually decided that I liked the other side better than "this side up".  So, after running it through, I turned it over.
And then, took my inkpad and smeared it over and over the image until I got the desired amount of color that I wanted.

Cut it out and viola, a really neat textured background for your next project.

1 comment:

Jean Levert Hood said...

I can't wait to try this, Glenda!! Love your blog!